A Cruel Romance

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A Cruel Romance (Zhestokiy romans)
A Cruel Romance English DVD Cover.jpg
DVD Cover for English language release
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Eldar Ryazanov
Release Date 1984
Language Russian
Studio Mosfim
Main Cast
Character Actor
Larisa Larisa Guzeeva
Paratov Nikita Mikhalkov
Karandyshev Andrey Myagkov
Ogudalova Alisa Freyndlikh
Knurov Aleksey Petrenko
Vozhevatov Viktor Proskurin


A Cruel Romance (original title Zhestokiy romans) is a Soviet 1984 made for TV drama movie by Eldar Ryazanov. It is based on a classic Russian play Without a Dowry (1878).


The following weapons were used in the film A Cruel Romance:

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Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action

During the soiree Paratov (Nikita Mikhalkov) and Semenovsky (Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyornyy) compete in marksmanship, using Semenovsky's nickel plated Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action with pearl grips (most likely not original S&W but a European, possibly Spanish clone). This revolver appears to be the same weapon that appears in several other Mosfilm productions, like Shvedskaya spichka, Semeynoe schastye, and Zemlya Sannikova.

Orbea Hermanos nickel plated revolver with pearl grips, a Spanish version of Smith Wesson Double Action - .44 Russian
Semenovsky readies to fire at a target.
Paratov holds the revolver.
A pearl grip can be seen.
Karandyshev (Andrey Myagkov) takes the pistol after the competition.

Percussion Dueling Pistol

A Percussion Dueling Pistol is seen on the wall in Karandyshev's (Andrey Myagkov) apartments. Karandyshev calls it a Turkish pistol. In the final scene Karandyshev fires this gun.

Modern replica of Lepage percussion dueling pistol.
Robinzon (Georgiy Burkov) examines the pistol. Note the percussion cap lock.
In the final scene Karandyshev readies the pistol.
Karandyshev fires.

Unidentified flintlock or caplock gun

A flintlock or caplock gun is seen on the wall in Karandyshev's apartments among with a caplock pistol and several cold arms.

A gun is seen on the wall at the left.



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